National Holidays in Cuba

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Although they are not all holidays, they are also considered important dates:

  • January 28: Anniversary of the birth of José Martí, Cuba’s National Hero, in 1853.
  • February 24: Anniversary of the beginning of the War of Independence, in 1895.
  • March 8: International Woman’s Day.
  • March 13: Anniversary of the attack to the Presidential Palace of Havana, by a group of revolutionary youths that sought to execute the tyrant Fulgencio Batista, in 1957.
  • April 19: Anniversary of the defeat of the mercenary attack at the Bay of Pigs, in 1961.
  • July 30: Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution.
  • October 8: Anniversary of the death of Major Ernesto Ché Guevara, in 1967.
  • October 28: Anniversary of Major Camilo Cienfuegos’ death, in 1959.
  • November 27: Commemoration of the execution of eight students of Medicine, by the Spanish colonial government, in 1871.
  • December 7: Anniversary of Antonio Maceo’s death in combat in 1896, an outstanding figure in Cuba’s War of Independence against the Spanish colonial rule.
  • December 25: Christmas is celebrated in Cuba since 1990´s
  • January 1st: New Years Day